As a grandparent, there’s a deep urge to connect with your grandkids – be a positive influence, be looked up to, love and be loved. But how do you do that when you’re not around all the time, lack deeper knowledge of their interests, and don’t want to give them senseless gifts such as gift cards?
We know that in this day and age children have everything they could possibly want at their fingertips, but remember family heirlooms and vintage clothing will bring joy to your grandchildren because it will help them reminisce about their family.
“We have the opportunity to nurture our children and foster their growth as we learn to let go and allow them to reach their full potential. This is one of the best gifts we can give to our children.” Excerpt from “Mothering with Courage”, by Bonnie Compton
A terrarium is such a fun and easy way to do something together with a child no matter what age. When creating a miniature garden grown inside a covered glass or plastic container, remember, this is a low maintenance project and an easy way to incorporate plants into your home.
Here at Grandparentslink we are always looking for new storybooks to read and share with our viewers, because who doesn’t love cozying up with your grandchild and reading a story together?! (And, it’s a plus when we get to steal them away from their tablets and TV’s) …wouldn’t you agree?
The #MeToo movement is up front and center, and it’s not going away. Although sexual harassment and sexual abuse have been happening for generations, it is now being brought out into the open as victims share their stories, and parents and grandparents converse about topics to educate children regarding sexual harassment.
Reading will make your grandbaby smarter. Here are tips to tune your tot into text.
Do babies really care if you read to them? Absolutely! And it’s never too early to start. “Reading to even the youngest of babies helps their brains establish neural pathways, which are the building blocks to all future learning,” says Linda Nelson, senior curriculum developer for KinderCare, a leading provider of early childhood education and care.